The PA Firefly Festival is strictly a volunteer event, so we can continue to make it free for attendees. Volunteers are always needed for all types of short and long-term duties.  If you love fireflies, nature, or the Allegheny National Forest, we'd love to have you on board!

Volunteer opportunities include:

Festival Site Staff

Help set-up, take down and everything in between. We need volunteers to help with parking, directing visitors to the various sites, monitoring firefly activity and cleaning up. If you are interested in volunteering as an official PA Firefly monitor or would like to help at the festival, please fill out our volunteer application.

Year-Long Educational Outreach

The PAFF has a multi-media educational component that we use for community outreach and education.  We've presented our firefly program to schools, libraries, community groups and more.  We also set up informational displays at area festivals and events.  Want to be part of our PA Firefly education team?  Please fill out our volunteer application!

PAFF Planning Committee

The PAFF needs your expertise and ideas!  Join the team that makes the festival happen; all are welcome to attend the monthly meetings at Black Caddis Ranch in Kelletville.  Please fill out our volunteer application!

SAYING GOODBYE:  We want to especially thank this year's PAFF Summer Intern, Peyton Breault, for all of her hard work and commitment to the fireflies of the Allegheny National Forest.  Peyton was able to help identify a lot of the flowers and plants associated with the Synchronous firefly displays and habitats.  We hope to use this information in the future to help us not only predict the display onset and peak, but to preserve and restore habitat.  We wish her well in her Senior Year at Florida Southern College and look forward to what she will become as a successful scientist.